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    Peter Capaldi: "His Name is the Doctor"

    During a global simulcast on Christmas day, an understandably flustered-looking Peter Capaldi (potty-mouthed Malcolm Tucker from "The Thick of It") took over what can no longer be righteously referred to as the "title role" on the long-running BBC series "Doctor Who."

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    WATCH: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake's Cheery Saturday Night Live

    Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake brought their dynamic duo schtick to SNL this week and did well by simply infusing some of old- school lifeblood into the show.

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    Xbox Gets Its First Original Series About the Start of the Digital Revolution: Zak Penn to Direct

    Academy Award winning producer Simon Chinn and Emmy Award winning producer Jonathan Chinn have launched Lightbox, a new multi-platform media company which will create nonfiction programming. Their first project is a series of nonfiction films for Xbox Entertainment Studios about the start of the dig...

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    76 Submissions for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

    The most complete list with information and trailers for all the 67 Best-Foreign Language Film Academy Award Submissions. We are updating the list regularly with reviews and interviews with the directors.

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    TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Shocking 'Homeland' Season Three Finale Admits Failure (SPOILERS)

    The shocking "Homeland" season three finale was an admission of failure. They couldn't make it work so they're tossing it out and starting over.

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    WATCH: Highlights from a Very John Goodman Christmas SNL (VIDEO)

    Not even John Goodman's jovial versatility and past hosting experience (this is his 13th time around) could revive this paltry set of sketches.

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    For Your Consideration: Guessing The Golden Globe Nominations

    Ah, the Golden Globes. Oscar's drunken, unpredictable cousin.

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    WATCH: Highlights from Paul Rudd vs. One Direction SNL Showdown; Wiig Steals Show (VIDEO)

    Paul Rudd hosted Saturday Night Live this week for the third time, doing battle with musical guest One Direction, posing for Michelangelo, and playing a mid-life crisis Santa.

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    IS TV THE NEW CINEMA? From 'Scandal' to 'House of Cards,' Pundits Continue the Debate

    There was an odd discussion on a recent Charlie Rose show, seemingly about TV as an art form, although technology and business models took up too much air time. These were the subjects the men on the panel (David Carr, Terence Winter, Josh Sapan, Rose himself) seemed most comfortable talking about....

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